New giant clam species discovered

A new species of giant clam on reefs in the Solomon Islands and Ningaloo in Western Australia has been discovered.

Researchers at The University of Queensland used DNA sequences to discover that the unnamed species was common to Tridacna maxima.

Giant clams are over-consumed by humans and suffer depleting numbers.

The researchers said that the discovery of the new species suggests that each species has fewer numbers than previously thought.

Read more at The University of Queensland